A gothic Space Opera in less than two minutes…

Sunset over the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean by NASA Johnson is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

In a gothic space opera, pseudo-medievalism, superstition, insanity, and decay are juxtaposed with space travel: a perfect embodiment of progress, science, and rationality. The starship becomes a stand-in for the haunted mansion, and the universe at large the misty moors that surround it.

Cults, all-powerful religions, and demonic forces are commonly found in the genre, and the wear and tear of space travel — time dilation, and the assumption of death-like states of suspended animation for examples — on human relationships are often emphasized. Human life far from civilization becomes stranger, perhaps even hostile. In gothic space opera, human beings become the aliens they fear.

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So there for ya. Below is a two minute attempt at the genre. It comes from a story attempt for the SFF Chronicles 300 word Challenge, via Jay Ryan and Michelle Calpin. The plan is to turn it into a weekly series using the three characters: Irene, Spatula and Sockenpowder.

The sound quality is crap, but not bad for working around Easter egg hyped kids. That said there’s no excusing the story. The thing is; you can do things properly or quickly -quickly was easier;)

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